2018 House Race: Illinois District: IL-02 ( Robin Kelly v David Merkle )

CURRENT STATUS: Pending General Election

Race Status

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 09-03-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 12/04/2017
Primaries: 03/20/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

Race Status History
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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Incumbent
Robin Kelly
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: Robin Kelly (Share of Vote: 82.1% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Marcus Lewis (Share of Vote: 17.9% )


Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
David Merkle
BALLOTPEDIA Profile

WINNER: David Merkle (Share of Vote: 36.7% )
REGISTERED CANDIDATES
Patrick Harmon (Share of Vote: 35.3% )
John Morrow (Share of Vote: 27.9%)


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Current House Scoreboard
2018 District IL-02 Data Card
IL-02 Demographics
DemographicDistrictStateNation
Gender53% Female49.1% Male
50.9% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity57% African American
27% White
14% Hispanic
61.7% White/Caucasian
15.5% White/Hispanic
14.7% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home13.7%22.7%21.1%
High School Grad Rate86.9%88.9%87.5%
College Grad Rate23.3%34.0%31.3%
Per Capita Income$24,297$32,849$31,128
Median Age38.037.937.9
Population713,91712801539325.7 mil
Square Miles1,080.7055519.53,796,742
Population per SqMi1660.601230.6185.8
People per Household2.72.62.7
Foreign Born7.5%13.9%13.5%
Veteran6.6%5.9%7.4%
Geographic Mobility12.2%13.1%14.6%
Note: All area related stats do NOT include bodies of water.

Data Credits
District/State/National: www.censusreporter.org
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
IL-02 Voting History
Presidential Voting Percentages
YearClintonTrumpMargin
201678.019.1+58.9
YearObamaRomneyMargin
201280.718.5+62.2
YearObamaMcCainMargin
200881.118.3+62.8

House Voting Percentages
YearDEMREPMargin
201679.820.2+59.6
201478.521.4+57.1
201273.226.8+46.4

Show National Voting Statistics

National Presidential Voting Percentages
YearClintonTrumpMargin
201648.446.3+2.1
YearObamaRomneyMargin
201251.147.3+3.8
YearObamaMcCainMargin
20085345.7+7.3

National House Voting Percentages
YearDEMREPMargin
20164849.1-1.1
201445.751.4-5.7
201250.649.4+1.2